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post #1 of 13 Old 09-02-2019, 07:39 AM Thread Starter
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Lexx Exhaust Trail Saver Insert.

Been meaning to post this for a while, finally found an aftermarket alternative which is just as quiet as the OEM. We’re all familiar with the Lexx exhaust, but there’s a quiet core insert called the Tail Saver. Maybe everyone already knows about it but I figured I’d pass the info along. I love it. The bike is just as quiet if not quieter than the OEM. I’ll post a photo of mine later. Not sure how it works with different jetting setups.

LEXX MXE TRAIL SAVER QUIET CORE INSERT

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post #2 of 13 Old 09-02-2019, 11:51 AM
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I'm thinking of picking one up to compare to my LeoVince X3 on my other KLR - the FMF Q4 on my 2001 is just too loud at a trail compliant 96db rating.

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Im telling you its by far the quietest thing out there.
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Im telling you its by far the quietest thing out there.
Thank you; I believe you....have you tried the LV X3?

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I actually have not, so forgive me when I say "Im telling you" haha. But yea I always loved how quiet the OEM was but it was so ugly and heavy so I'm glad I found the Trail saver.
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I'm a fan of quiet.....but I can't stand the looks and weight of the 12lb stock silencer. I believe stock is around 89db, my LeoVince is 94 and the FMF Q4 is rated at 96db. If the Lexx with the trail insert is 92 or less, it'll be a winner in my book.

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Been meaning to post this for a while, finally found an aftermarket alternative which is just as quiet as the OEM. Were all familiar with the Lexx exhaust, but theres a quiet core insert called the Tail Saver. Maybe everyone already knows about it but I figured Id pass the info along. I love it. The bike is just as quiet if not quieter than the OEM. Ill post a photo of mine later. Not sure how it works with different jetting setups.

LEXX MXE TRAIL SAVER QUIET CORE INSERT
Except for the spark arrestor screen and the holes in the inner pipe, the Lexx Trail Saver insert looks very much like my home made 'turned down & out' insert which I made for my stock exhaust. My outlet is 1&1/8th inch.

The 1987 internal mini glass pack (tweety) is NOT attached to the Krizman spiral diffuser spark arrestor like several pics of newer oem mufflers have shown. So my stock spark arrestor is still functional.

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Except for the spark arrestor screen and the holes in the inner pipe, the Lexx Trail Saver insert looks very much like my home made 'turned down & out' insert which I made for my stock exhaust. My outlet is 1&1/8th inch.

The 1987 internal mini glass pack (tweety) is NOT attached to the Krizman spiral diffuser spark arrestor like several pics of newer oem mufflers have shown. So my stock spark arrestor is still functional.
Yes I know its hideous, and most of that noise reduction stems from the fact that its pointed down at the ground. In the end it was exactly what I was looking for.

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Its not hideous, I like it!
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I have it on my 2017 and I really like it. Lexx claims is about 85DB on a well tuned otherwise stock bike. I believe it. Mine is very tolerable and I am actually listening to the engine instead of the exhaust with no noticeable loss of power/grunt.

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